Motorola Atrix 4G Review!

UPDATE: See updated review of the Atrix 4G!

Motorola Atrix 4G, the world’s fastest smartphone now?  Technically yes, with a Tegra 2 dual-core 1Ghz processor and a whopping 1GB of RAM memory, it’s the world’s most powerful smartphone introduced at CES 2011.

Couple that with ability to run a portable linux operating system off a custom laptop dock, the Atrix 4G is more than a phone, it’s like a smartphone that’s also a netbook.

Now, don’t let all this get you hyped up to get one, there’s one thing missing, that it’s on AT&T’s network, who still has a lot to go before offering full 4G support.  (The 4G offered by AT&T is actually their 3G HSDPA+ just marketed as 4G.)

On the bright side, it shouldn’t be too hard to hack other Tegra 2-equipped phones like the LG Optimus 2X to do the same thing, of running a desktop version off Motorola’s laptop dock accessory.

Actually, things like this have been done since Nexus One was out last year, Motorola was just the first to market the laptop dock accessory.  I wouldn’t call it revolutionary but it’s also not a bad thing at all I guess.

Regardless, Atrix 4G still wows and impresses, it’s certainly going to get better and better every year.

If you are already on AT&T, Atrix 4G is probably a good upgrade choice for sure.

Atrix 4G Specs

The Motorola Atrix 4G comes with a Tegra 2 dual-core 1Ghz processor (which is about twice as faster than any smartphones out today including iPhone 4), 4-inch qHD display (960×540 pixls), 1GB of RAM, 5MP back camera and 0.3MP front camera, Android 2.2 Froyo, 16GB internal storage, mini HDMI output, and 1930mAh battery.

Final Verdict

Motorola Atrix 4G is certainly one of the best at CES 2011.  Now that the secret is out, I think it won’t be long before other smartphone companies (such as HTC and Samsung) start offering their own laptop docks.

It’s a great phone, just on the wrong network.  I just don’t understand why this didn’t launch as the next Droid 3 on Verizon, I am certain the next Droid will have something like it though, perhaps even better with Verizon’s 4G LTE. I certainly hope so.

P.S. Verizon iPhone will be coming soon, which is good but iPhone 4’s spec is so old now, I will wait for iPhone 5.

Some more videos showing Atrix 4G:

(This is the Laptop Dock for connecting your Atrix 4G to your monitor, keyboard, and mouse.)

Above is the laptop dock for turning your Atrix 4G into a netbook.  Of course, I would prefer a better design that has a sliding keyboard like the Eee Pad Slider.  They can easily do it, there’s not many parts in the laptop dock.  And perhaps add the ability to dock the phone within the keyboard, instead of having it on the back.

Also, don’t forget to check out all the Atrix 4G Accessories!

UPDATE: See updated review of the Atrix 4G!

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